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Top Job Interview Myths

Management Consulted

Job interview myths abound. When preparing for an interview, being aware of these myths can increase a candidate’s chances of doing well in the interview and landing the role. The post Top Job Interview Myths appeared first on Management Consulted.

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5 Consulting Recruiting Trends to Know for 2022

Management Consulted

Consulting recruiting trends are constantly changing, and 2022 is no different. If you’re getting your information from 10-year-old YouTube videos or amateur blogs, you’ll be caught off guard by the changes that are taking place in the consulting recruiting process.…

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Off-Cycle Recruiting: Spring 2021 Busiest On Record

Management Consulted

March is here – and with it, the advent of the busiest period of off-cycle recruiting. And already in 2021, this period of off-cycle recruiting is the busiest we’ve ever… Read Article.

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The Applicant Experience – a recruiters guide

The Management Centre

Following on from our 5 Ways to Improve Your Recruitment Process, we asked our latest recruits how they found our process, and what advice they would give to recruiters. There were 3 rounds (an online interview, a group interview, and then a final stage).

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Group Case Interview: How To Prepare & Crush It

Management Consulted

Group case interviews are all the rage as firms like EY expand their use in the consulting interview process. Case interviews are the dreaded and most challenging parts of a consulting interview, but they are typically conducted in a one-on-one… Read Article.

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Accenture Interviews, Culture, and Careers

Management Consulted

The post Accenture Interviews, Culture, and Careers appeared first on Management Consulted. Accenture Consulting Firms consulting interviews consulting recruiting

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Case Interview Prep Lateral Recruitment

Management Consulting Prep

Case Interview General Dear Kim Thanks for your website, it’s extremely interesting. I received very positive feedback in general, but on the cases … …While the approach seemed the right one, they … Case Interview Prep Lateral Recruitment Read More » The post Case Interview Prep Lateral Recruitment appeared first on Management Consulting Prep I met with one of the MC firms a couple weeks ago, almost not prepared but with what I read / watched here.

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Experienced Hire Recruiting in Consulting

Tom Spencer

Experienced hire recruitment can be a puzzling, confusing environment. Compared to on-campus recruits (undergraduates and MBA students), experienced hires confront much more irregular processes, prolonged timelines, and unclear standards. Interview process and preparation.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Recruitment Process

The Management Centre

We are currently recruiting for trainers here at =mcLearning, and it is a very interesting process given the current challenges with recruitment in the UK. We are half-way through our current process – having advertised, shortlisted and interviewed.

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5 Tips for Freshmen to Tackle the Recruiting Process

Tom Spencer

So, you recently graduated high school, got into a top school, and now suddenly you are bombarded with talk about internships, clubs, top firms, consulting interviews, and more. Here are 5 tips that will put you on the right track to navigating the recruiting process: 1.

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How to build an effective recruitment process

Asamby Consulting

When we work on clients’ recruitment processes, we strive to create a team of "A players'' for our clients to scale and optimize their business. Recruitment Process A good recruitment process can help cut time in the searching, interviewing, hiring and training process.

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Case Presentation Interview: New Style of Case Interview

Management Consulted

And the case interview has been a consistent staple in the consulting recruiting process. Some firms, however, use what’s known as the “case presentation interview” to test candidates. The post Case Presentation Interview: New Style of Case Interview appeared first on Management Consulted. bcg interview business consulting Case Interview case interviews consulting interviews management consulting McKinsey Case Interview mckinsey interview

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When Hiring, Prioritize Assignments Over Interviews

Harvard Business Review

Hiring and recruitment Talent management Digital ArticleSmall projects can help ensure you’re hiring for skills — not just connection.

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Recruiting versus reality

Tom Spencer

Consulting firms are very good at selling themselves to potential recruits. In this post, I explore the other side of the value propositions presented by consulting firms during the recruiting process: “You will be exposed to a wide range of problems and industries”. Most consulting firms are up-front about the fact that the consulting lifestyle can be tough, and few recruits go in expecting a nine-to-five job. Before the Interview consulting applications

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Consulting Interview: 4 Types of Consultant Fit Interview Questions

Management Consulted

Though the case interview is the most important aspect of management consulting recruiting, don’t overlook the consulting fit interview. The post Consulting Interview: 4 Types of Consultant Fit Interview Questions appeared first on Management Consulted. Case InterviewThis is how consulting firms assess how you’ll interact with a Fortune 500 CEO client. After all, firms do not hire … Continue Reading.

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Case Interview Video Conference – Top Tips

Management Consulted

Technological advancements have touched every aspect of modern business, and consulting recruiting is no exception. To consulting firms, face-to-face interviews are always the best way to make a final decision on a candidate. The post Case Interview Video Conference – Top Tips appeared first on Management Consulted. business consulting Case Interview case interviews consulting interviews management consulting McKinsey Case Interview mckinsey interview

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Generalist vs Specialist Firm Interviews

Tom Spencer

There is a lot to think about when preparing for consulting interviews , and you may want to check out some of our other blog posts and guides for preparing your resume , creating your cover letter , and improving your network. Many of these processes also include early round interviews.

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Fireside Chat – Consulting Recruiting at Target and Non-Target Universities

Tom Spencer

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with another blog contributor to the SpencerTom community, Jason Oh, to share our experiences about the consulting recruiting process. How is recruiting done at your school? Below are two examples of what I did to land an interview.

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How to Quiet the Recruiting Chaos

Tom Spencer

Whether you’re recruiting for consulting via a graduate program or going it alone, the process is extremely time-consuming and chaotic. In this piece, I will arm you with a few simple tools (templates) that will help to keep your recruiting activities organized. Fill in all base information in one go if you can (all companies, deadline, recruiter info, position name, application link). Recruiting is nothing without aggressive networking and contact management.

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Going Above and Beyond with Behavioral Interviews

Tom Spencer

You received an interview with a consulting firm! Management consulting interviews generally have two types of assessments, behavioral and casing. Behavioral interview questions help shed significant light on you as a candidate. Interviews behavioural interviews

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How to Ace the Team Consulting Interview

Tom Spencer

If you are interested in consulting roles, case interviews are an integral part of that process. Your heartbeat will pulse with excitement when you receive an e-mail letting you know that you made it to the interview stage. The interview is a nerve-wracking experience.

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Data-Driven Recruiting (Part 1 – Networking)

Tom Spencer

As consultants (or those recruiting to be consultants), we’re asked to handle and analyze vast amounts of information. However, while recruiting, how many of us actually pursue a data-driven approach to getting an interview? Despite all of the rumors, pieces of advice, and tactics floating around during recruiting, no one seems to know what actually works. However, I hope to at least better guide your recruiting efforts with this series of posts.

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Consulting 101: Preparing for Case Interviews

Tom Spencer

Case interviews can seem like a daunting task. Thankfully, by taking tangible steps you can be well prepared for your case interviews. In my opinion, a productive place to begin is to watch videos about the case interview. Questions to ask the interviewer.

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Breaking Into ZS Associates from a Non-Target School as an International Student

Management Consulted

How did he navigate the consulting recruiting process as an international student and decide which firm to go with? Case Interview Consulting Case Interview consulting interviews consulting recruiting new consultantMrinal received offers from ZS Associates and Uber.

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STAR Method: Should it be Used in Fit Interviews?

Management Consulted

Preparing for behavioral interview questions for consulting recruiting can be challenging. The post STAR Method: Should it be Used in Fit Interviews? consulting interviewsThere are endless potential questions that can be asked, so even starting to prepare for them can feel overwhelming. But just as how there are strategies to study case … Continue Reading. appeared first on Management Consulted.

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How to prepare for case interviews

Tom Spencer

Case interviews can be a hurdle or stepping stone at the beginning of your consulting career. The interview tests your problem solving ability, communication skills, composure and interpersonal skills. Within the interview you need to act like a consultant.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Case Interviewing

Tom Spencer

Interviews are difficult – they involve researching the company, preparing for informational interviews, and practicing behavioral questions. If you are aiming for a consulting internship or full-time job, there is also an unavoidable hurdle you will need to jump – case interviews.

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Consulting’s Unofficial Interview Hurdle – The Airplane Test

Tom Spencer

There are many steps to take in preparing to apply and interview for a consulting position. If you are just starting out, you will find yourself editing your resume, preparing answers for experiential questions, and practicing business frameworks to use in the case interview.

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A.T. Kearney Interview & Culture

Management Consulted

KEARNEY INTERVIEW AND CULTURE. 1997 – First Global Prize, an annual business school case study competition for potential recruits, awarded. KEARNEY INTERVIEWS AND RECRUITING. The interview process at A.T. However, as a general rule, there are two rounds of interviews. Within the first round of your interview, you will participate in two sets of interviews. Kearney recruits from only 4 undergraduate schools in America.

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Where Automated Job Interviews Fall Short

Harvard Business

Hiring and recruitment AI and machine learning Automation Age and generational issues Diversity and inclusion Transparency Privacy and confidentiality Digital ArticleResearch shows that these systems are often discriminatory, alienating, and deeply stressful for job seekers.

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Case Interview Tools

CaseInterview.com

When I am contacted by candidates who have made it through the case interview process with a successful offer, often I get emails like the one below with tips for those still interviewing. There is definitely your part in my success and please let share my story and my thoughts - they might be useful for those who are going through a recruitment process now. I structured my way through recruiting process in the following way.

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The Bridgespan Group: An Insider Look Into Non-Profit Consulting

Management Consulted

We’re excited to share with you this exclusive interview with The Bridgespan Group, the #1 non-profit consulting firm in the world. Consulting Firms consulting interviews consulting recruiting

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How Taekwon-Do Prepared Me for Consulting Interviews

Tom Spencer

It turns out that preparing for case interviews is fairly similar to preparing for Taekwon-Do Competitions. Martial arts have taught me discipline and the ability to learn new things, while also striving to perfect what I already know, which I employ as I prepare for the case interviews.

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How to avoid being blacklisted from consulting (or any other) recruiting

Tom Spencer

Offer to Buy Coffee in an Informational Interview. Research and Prepare in Advance of the Interview. Before the Interview consulting recruitmentAs with most other competitive professions, breaking into consulting roles has a lot to do with networking. Unfortunately, candidates get one chance to make a first impression. Meeting people early before you are polished will end up burning a lot of bridges.

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Data Driven Recruiting (Part 2 – Invite-Only Events)

Tom Spencer

Welcome back to the data driven recruiting series! Finding #6 – Invite-Only Events Are Highly Indicative of Interview Invite Odds. If you have been invited to an invite-only event, you now know that your odds of getting a first-round interview are far higher. Taking one consulting company (company ten in Chart 6 below), students who were invited to an invite-only event got invited to interview 57% more than those who weren’t invited.

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Case Interview Math

CaseInterview.com

Case Interview Math is about analyzing data to help you create an informed recommendation to solve a case. Often candidates without business backgrounds or first-timers of case interviews misunderstand the whole concept behind the case interview math. They fail to see the purpose of the interview or the implications of the calculations. Case interview math is not difficult, but the analysis may be.

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Case Interview Preparation Time

CaseInterview.com

One of the most common questions I am asked is how much time is needed to prepare for case interviews ? They apply to MBB , have no idea what the industry is about, much to their surprise get an interview, and then for the next 72 hours they are Googling " what is management consulting.". Perhaps this is you, and your likely interview dates are weeks or months away. Do you prepare now for the case without knowing if you will get an interview?

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Introduction to Case Interviews

Tom Spencer

If you’re applying to a consulting firm, be ready to get acquainted with case interviews. Almost all consulting firms include the case interview as part of their recruitment process. Even non-consulting firms are utilizing case interviews as part of their process so you don’t want to be blindsided. What Is a Case Interview? In a case interview, your interviewer will present to you a series of hypotheticals with made up clients, situations, and business problems.

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After The Interview

Tom Spencer

We have talked at length all year about consulting interviews, and in this post we provide three (3) thoughts on what to do after the interview comes to an end. Confirming the next step: To find out about the next step in the recruitment process, talk to the recruitment manager (this will probably be someone other than your interviewers). Thank you email: It is a nice courtesy to send a short thank you email to your interviewer the day after your interview.

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Tackling the Case Interview

Tom Spencer

“Case study interviews put you in the driver’s seat: you’re given a real business problem to work through and solve. A common trademark in the consulting recruitment process is the case study interview. The case study is designed to mimic the work management consultants do for their clients and therefore showing the interviewer how the applicant might perform for the firm ( The University of Sydney, 2019 ). Case Interview Tips | Deloitte US Careers.